He must find courage to pay attention to the details of his illness. His illness itself must no longer seem to him contemptible, but must become an enemy worthy of his mettle, a part of his personality, kept up by good motives, out of which things of value for his future life have to be [...]
It’s been a couple of weeks since my trip to New York, but honestly, I’ve been waiting to find the right words to put how overwhelming it all was. Condensing everything into one small blog post isn’t going to be easy so let’s just call this an extended essay.
New York isn’t London. In London,
As an English woman born and bred, still the first thing which comes to mind when I think of Americans is 'flamboyance'. Everything in famously over the top, and over done. But I swelled with joy and embraced every second of Halloweek (despite the consequent disasters which come from 5/6 days of non-stop debauchery and alcoholism).
"These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs With a sweet inland murmur.—Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, Which on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky." - Wordsworth, "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks [...]
You would have thought that after everything which has happened, the law on the 'the right to keep and bear arms' would have been revoked. But America continues to astound me with its nuances. Back in the U.K. guns have always been almost a myth to me. Sure, we have gun violence, and an ex [...]
The grandeur of an American game day is nothing like we know to experience back home. In comparison, I don't think we've had anything quite as big, which shuts down a city, since the 2012 London Olympic Games. The days tend to start off hours before the game. Me and almost all of the other [...]
I've never really shared my writing, its always something that I've been too anxious to. It's as though someone could really see me, and the inner workings of my mind. I often have these fantastic dreams, played out in a cinematic view in my mind, and I'm always writing them down as soon as I [...]